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COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW RELEASES STATEMENT ON ADOPTED 2019 ERIE COUNTY BUDGET

"The typical politicians in Erie County missed a great opportunity to provide real tax relief to hard working taxpayers.  Struggling families deserve a break from government that has no problem picking their pockets for higher taxes."

REPORT: MANDATORY FEDERAL OBAMACARE PAYMENTS CRUSHING ERIE COUNTY BUDGET

November 29, 2018

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. released a report detailing health care costs of Intergovernmental Transfer (IGT) payments paid annually by Erie County to the Erie County Medical Center Corporation (ECMCC). Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, commonly called “Obamacare,” Erie County taxpayers are forced to cover tens of millions of dollars in losses at ECMCC for people without health insurance that receive health care treatment at the hospital.  The most recent audited year shows Erie County taxpayers paid $50.4 million to ECMCC in 2017 to cover its losses for people without health insurance to receive medical treatment. 

COMPTROLLER MYCHAJLIW UPDATES LEGISLATURE ON IMPACT OF FEDERAL TAX CUTS ON COUNTY BUDGET

November 19, 2018

Erie County Comptroller Stefan I. Mychajliw Jr. presented his 2019 budget to the Erie County Legislature, detailing his priorities for the coming year. He also opined on the current sales tax figures and the need for legislators to start cutting government spending. 

Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw

Erie County Comptroller Stefan Iwan Mychajliw is the son of Polish and Ukrainian immigrants, the youngest of seven children, who grew up in blue-collar beginnings near the corner of William and Fillmore on the East Side of Buffalo.

The people of Erie County first elected Mychajliw Erie County Comptroller on November 6th, 2012. Husband to Ashley, a social worker, and proud father of Mia Theresa Mychajliw, a student at Cleve Hill. 

If you see or suspect waste, fraud or abuse of county resources, don’t ignore it!  Please take a minute and report your suspicions to our Erie County Whistleblower Hotline. 

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Every day, the Erie County Comptroller must pay vendors for goods and services obtained on your behalf.  You have a right to know how this money is spent.